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Cafe Sci: Is Carbon Capture Realistic?

Cafe Sci: Is Carbon Capture Realistic?

Is Carbon Capture Realistic?

Christopher Wilmer
Assistant Professor,Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department,University of Pittsburgh

Join University of Pittsburgh professor Chris Wilmer for a discussion of the future of carbon capture technology. This very active area of engineering research explores the development of technologies that can be retrofitted onto fossil fuel-based power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Retrofitting thousands of coal power plants across the globe would be a massive undertaking, and researchers need to know how feasible such a project would be.
In his talk, Wilmer will consider this problem from the molecular scale and ask what the most efficient carbon capture membrane would look like, whether it can realistically help mitigate global warming, and how it compares to existing technologies.
Wilmer is an ass [...]